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Air Pollution Disparities and Equality Assessments of US National Decarbonization Strategies

Past Event

November 15, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm est

Energy transitions and decarbonization require rapid changes to a nation’s electricity generation mix. There are many feasible decarbonization pathways for the electricity sector, yet there is vast uncertainty about how these pathways will advance or derail the nation’s energy equality goals. We present a framework for investigating how decarbonization pathways, driven by a least-cost paradigm, will impact air pollution inequality across vulnerable groups (e.g., low-income, minorities) in the United States.

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs will host Dr. Destenie Nock, visiting faculty member at CGEP and an assistant professor of engineering and public policy and civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University for a fireside chat to explore these issues. Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III professor of social enterprise, and Paul Garrett professor of public policy and corporate responsibility, Columbia Business School, will moderate.

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the conversation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. A cocktail reception will follow the conversation.

This event will be hosted in person in New York City.

Advance registration is required. This event will be hosted in person and capacity is limited. We ask that you register only if you can attend this event in its entirety. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

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